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Employers warned about explosion risks from cutting of drums and containers

Employees contemplating ‘hot work’ on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed after two people were killed in separate incidents in North East Scotland whilst cutting up drums.

‘Hot work’ includes any process that generates a source of ignition, such as naked flames, heat or sparks arising from working methods such as welding, flame cutting, grinding and using disc cutters.

View press release ‘Employers warned about explosion risks from cutting of drums and containers’